Calum Miller: Why we must prepare now to survive the automation apocalypse
CommonSpace columnist Calum Miller outlines how artificial intelligence and automation will change life as we know it
WHILE thinking about the future impact of automation and artificial intelligence (AI), I was struck by an odd sensation of deja vu: wasn’t all this invocation supposed to destroy our jobs 30 years ago?
Calum Miller: Superstition-driven decision making from the Scottish energy minister helps no one
CommonSpace columnist Calum Miller questions the Scottish Government's approach to assessing the impact of fracking
THREE HUNDRED YEARS after the birth of James Lind and the physician’s thirst for experimentation is experiencing a drought in his homeland.
The famous Edinburgh doctor didn’t just cure scurvy, he conducted the first clinical trial to prove his theory on vitamin C. His reliance on scientific analysis contrasts sharply with the fake science being deployed by the Scottish Government against fracking.
Calum Miller: Making the case for underground coal gasification (UCG)
Calum Miller says, software company owner and fundraiser for the pro-independence 1001 campaign during indyref, makes the case for considering UCG in Scotland
COAL remains king when it comes to electricity generation, wearing a crown that represents 40 per cent of the market share worldwide. Loyal servants China and India will ensure coal's reign extends well into this millennium. So if coal is here to stay then it makes sense to make that stay as environmentally friendly as possible.
Calum Miller: Let's reindustrialise Scotland - and let's not write off fracking
Calum Miller says, software company owner and fundraiser for the pro-independence 1001 campaign during indyref, questions the anti-fracking lobby
SITTING on massive amounts of cheap energy, Scotland has the opportunity to re-industrialise and finally break free of Margaret Thatcher's legacy.
There is no excuse for cold homes, freezing pensioners and limited job opportunities. Political inaction should mean electoral suicide. The Scottish left should be arguing for energy jobs and a fairer share of the profits.